.......but EQUIPMENT does!! :)
MORE COLOR WASH/LEAF PRINTING EXPERIMENTS .
I decided to recreate my "leaf print" using my homemade color washes. "Ha-ha", I thought to myself. I'll just repeat that cool leaf I got with the Color Mists (from Outside the Margins) with my OWN color washes.
Well, sometimes you get what you pay for.........
I don't know what "mojo" Aileen has got goin' on in those little bottles, but it isn't what I have in my homemade color washes!!! :) I followed the same steps that I did before (see entry from April 27) and THIS is what I came up with. Now, they aren't "bad", but, they were NOT what I was going for!!!!!
ALL OF THE SAMPLES I HAVE DONE FOR THE LEAF AND FLOWER PRINTS HAVE BEEN DONE ON CANVAS BOARD.
These are daisy-like flowers I have in my yard. A neat background, but not defined or crisp like my first leaves. I like the colors, though...............
Here I used some grape leaves and a plastic bunch of grapes. You can sort of make out where the leaves were. And, you can definately tell where the grapes were..........again.........not bad, but not what I was going for.
For whatever reason, my homemade washes did not "dry" under the leaves/flowers like the Color Mists. This allowed everything to bleed together and not hold any lines.
SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO..........back to the Color Mists for more experimentation!
Now........that's what I'm talkin' about, baby!!!!! THAT'S what I was going for:
Lime Jello, a little Lemon Head and a hint of Magenta on the "underlayer". Bordeaux Burgundy, Copper, Lime Jello over the top.
THOSE are grape leaves! :)
Here is one in Cobalt Blue: (I think this is now my favorite!)
A "negative" look. White/Pearl with a hint of blue underlayer with copper, burgundy, and bronze over the top. (You can also see some blue and green sneaking in there.......)
Here is one more of the daisy-like flowers in my yard. (Osteosperum) NOW you can see the petals!! :)
This was done with a "potpourri" of the Color Mists! :)
So, look out Aileen at Outside the Margins, I'm comin' in for more Color Mists!!!!!!!!!